Barn Beam Mantel, 48 1/2" Reclaimed Wood Mantel, Floating Mantel, Fireplace Mantel, Rustic Mantel, Hand Hewn Mantel, Barnwood Mantel, Oak M5
Authentic hand hewn red oak barn timber. This piece has several mortise holes that were hand cut to receive cross timbers. Wooden nails, called trunnels, that were used to hold these massive joints together are still in place. They are more evidence of the hard work that went into every piece of wood in an old barn. Home Depot just didn't do rural delivery back then.
7.5 high x 7.5" deep x 48.5" long
Available with or without pictured corbels (brackets).
Sanded with multiple grits of sandpaper to a smooth feel but not too much so as not to remove the beautiful aged patina and rustic characteristics. This is a rustic grade piece with no varnish or polyurethane.
There are many ways to install this mantel. It is quite heavy, around 50 pounds. The back of the mantel has been planed flat to fit tight to your wall. If you are looking for brackets to hold up your mantel try an Etsy search, there are thousands to choose from!
Currently we are only offering the pictured corbels which are predrilled for 3/8" bolts and counterbored for 1" plugs. The plugs are cut from the original wooden "trunnels" that were used to hold beams and posts together.
Here is good resource for invisible floating brackets:
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Those in Hawaii, Alaska and US territories please contact us for a shipping quote.
HISTORY OF OUR WOOD
This lumber is trimmed from massive hand-hewn beams salvaged from old barns in Wisconsin and Iowa. Amish crews disassemble the barns and salvage as much as they can. Originally erected in the 19th and early 20th century most of these barns were in use for over 100 years before being obsolesced by modern farming practices. They saw farming change from horse power to diesel power. As the culture changed so too do the buildings that support it. This wood was cut from old growth trees in the 19th century by hand saw and ax then shaped by hand with adzes and muscles. I try to present as much of that old effort as I can. The wood in these beams is likely older than the USA. With a magnifying glass I have counted more than 250 growth rings on some of these pieces. This listing is for this exact piece. One side has been planed flat to use against your wall.
Materials: douglas fir,hand hewn beam,vintage barnwood,barnwood,barn beam,beautiful wood,salvaged wood,antique wood,reclaimed wood,repurposed wood,Northern Pine,distressed wood,hand hewn wood
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